Friday, April 24, 2009

Coastal Scents Sale! 15% off

Just in case you didn't know...

Coastal scents is having a sale, 15% off everything! It's only for a short while, the sales ends April 26, 2009 midnight EST!

Although 15% isn't that much, it's still something, and I find that it's quite rare that Coastal Scents have sales that are good towards everything in the store. They usually have specific product sales and specials, so I definitely took advantage of this sale.

Items Ordered
Italian Badger Deluxe Fan Brush: 1
Item Total: $3.49

Pink Kabuki Brush: 1
Item Total: $4.99

15 Empty Pans 26mm - same size as MAC (#PP-001): 1
Item Total: $4.95

White Angled liner Brush: 1
Item Total: $2.19

Chisel Angle Fluff Shadow Brush: 1
Item Total: $2.00

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Life and Face

I've been away from this blog for a while because of school and life. I'm trying to enjoy my last quarter in college and make sure I enjoy California before I move to the cold in the east for grad school.

Okay, so I've been using some of the ELF stuff I mentioned in the last haul I got. The 'powder brush' is reaaaaaalllly soft. I think I can safely say it's one of the softest brushes I have. (I only own Essence of Beauty, ELF, and Sonia Kashuk ones FYI).

In the last entry I complained that ELF sent me the wrong eyelash curler. I sent them a message and they responded pretty promptly saying that they would send the correct one right away (and didn't mention anything about returning the wrong item even though I asked them about it, so I guess I get to keep that one. It makes sense anyway since it'll probably cost more to ship it back to them.). I received the mini eyelash curler about a couple days after the message (less than a week!). Many beauty bloggers have been saying how ELF's customer service has greatly improved and I totally agree.

p.s. i found this somewhere.. it's cute.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

E.L.F. Haul and Mini Reviews

So I've been using Revlon's ColorStay with Softflex foundation recently with my Target Stippler Brush, and I've got to say, it's awesome. The coverage is medium to full, but I get the airbrushed look with the brush and no cakey-ness. I don't use foundation everyday (just whenever I feel like it.. about once or twice a week) but when I wear this foundation, it really feels lightweight and I can hardly tell its there.

I've also been using the Hidden Agenda Concealer by Sonia Kashuk pretty much everyday since I bought it. I have small red marks from acne scars and the olive based color (bottom right) really covers it up well. Previous to this, I used Maybelline's coverstick in Deep Beige and although it was pretty good at concealing, the color didn't really work that well with the redness, so it would take a while to blend and such.

Oh Cetaphil.. how I love thee... I've been using it about every other day (and using St. Ive's Apricot Scrub the other days) and I really love it. Since Cetaphil is soapfree, you don't need to work up a lather, all you do is slather it on your face, rub. and rinse. It makes face cleansing so much easier over the sink because I usually hate doing it with other soapy facial cleansers. Another plus is that you can use it by leaving it on your face and just wiping it off with a towel, leaving a sheen. This relieves my worry about leaving soapy residue on my face as with other cleansers.

Here's the E.L.F. Haul!

83601 -


Qty: 1


2201 -


Qty: 1


1705 -

Eye Lash Curler

Qty: 1


81302 -


Qty: 1


85006 -

Mini Eyelash Curler

Qty: 1


3101 -

Pink Lemonade

Qty: 1


84003 -

Powder Brush

Qty: 1


2807 -


Qty: 1


cstmpalette -

Custom Palette

Qty: 1


2567 -


Qty: 2



Sub Total:








50% off orders up to $15.00!





Unfortunately, They shipped a wrong item to me. I ordered a mini eyelash curler, but they gave me a regular one instead. I emailed them immediately and they responded the very next day that they would send the correct item out ASAP. I'm still waiting, but it's only been a few days.

The goodies in the bag

I guess I should've flipped these two pics over because they are upside down. They're supposed to be in the order that the swatches are on my hand.

L-R: Lipgloss in watermelon, all over color stick in pink lemonade, blush and bronze duo (supposedly a nars dupe), and the eyebrow kit in medium (wax and powder)
swatches with direct natural light from the window

Oh! I was also tagged by GiLing for the "Kreativ Blogger" award that's been circulating around lately. It's interesting, why is it spelled "Kreativ" is it because it's 'creative'? Yeah, just a random thought. btw, remind me to list a bunch of things I hate about blogger next time.